Brand new! These little clay seaside hangers are made from the stunning antique sea pottery that washes up on the beautiful beaches in the East Neuk of Fife in Scotland. Much of it dates back to the Victorian era, when ceramic factories threw their 'seconds' into the sea and locals used to cast their broken pottery and glass into the waves for good luck!
This scene features a tiny blue whale made from antique beach pottery. The famous Bass Rock sits on the horizon and a further chunky piece of blue stoneware forms waves at the bottom. The fragment of pottery used to make the Bass Rock still has the writing from a makers mark. The words PORCELAINE ROYALE can be seen. I've done a bit of internet detective work to discover this originated from the pottery factory W & E Corn, Longport and can be dated to between 1900-1904! An example of the whole makers mark can be seen in the photos. W & E Corn were manufacturers of earthenware in Staffordshire, England. I love to find the history behind these pieces!
The cheerful beach scene has been finished with a hand-painted acrylic background and some wire-wrapped silver wire to create a fish in the sea and water spouts for the whale. Rustic twine and wooden beads have been added so it's ready to hang on walls, cupboard handles, door knobs or anywhere you fancy! The piece measure 9cm wide. (Item:1265)
Bring a little bit of the beach into your home!
These fragments of patterned pottery and china gather between the rocks and pebbles at low tide. Many of these pieces originate from the 1800’s and 1900’s, sometimes dating back to the Victorian and Regency eras when the nearby town of Kirkcaldy was at the heart of the Scottish pottery industry. Sea glass is evocatively known as 'mermaid's tears' . When sailors were lost at sea, the mermaids would cry and their tears would wash up on the shore. Despite being tumbled and smoothed by the Scottish waves for so long, the patterns and colours remain wonderfully vibrant and the transformative power of the sea ensures each fragment is entirely unique.